People subjected to essential travel during this lockdown wil benefit from a few changes to parking charges and permits arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Hillingdon Council has in fact decided to introduce a free emergency parking permit that residents can obtain during this period.
This allows residents to park in the parking management scheme where they live. Reflecting the higher than normal number of residents’ vehicles that are being parked on residential streets.
To provide additional parking capacity for local people and key workers charges and time limits from all council public car parks and pay and display bays have been removed.
Residents with permits or visitor vouchers in parking management schemes (PMSs) are permitted to park in bays and on single yellow lines within their zone and without penalty, provided that they display a permit or visitor voucher for that particular PMS and are not parked obstructively or dangerously.
Residents that will park their vehicles in a dangerous or obstructive position may receive a Penalty Charge Notice.
To apply for a free emergency temporary residents parking permit email name, address, telephone number and vehicle registration number to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be processed as a priority and a temporary resident parking code will then be issued for people to display in their vehicle.
All existing resident permits that expire during the pandemic period will be honoured for up to 3 months.
A spokesperson from the council said: “During this period, motorists will be allowed to park in all council-owned public car parks and on-street pay and display bays, free of charge and without time limit.
“Please do not park in bays reserved for specific users or purposes,such as disabled bays or loading bays, unless you are entitled to use them.
“In all cases, please do not park in locations where doing so could endanger fellow residents. If you are instructed to move your vehicle by an enforcement officer, please do so.
“We will review these changes on a regular basis.”